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Foxfire 11
     

Foxfire 11

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by Foxfire Fund Staff, Kaye Carver Collins (Editor), Lacy Hunter (Editor)
 

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear,

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.

This eleventh volume celebrates the rituals and recipes of the Appalachian homeplace, including a one-hundred page section on herbal remedies, and segments about planting and growing a garden, preserving and pickling, smoking and salting, honey making, beekeeping, and fishing, as well as hundreds of the kind of spritied firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style. Much more than "how-to" books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life.

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KLIATT
In the late 1960s in the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia, a group of teachers and students created a quarterly magazine named Foxfire. (Foxfire is a phosphorescent lichen found in this area.) Foxfire was created to record the simple life followed in the area for many years and to preserve knowledge of the folk culture for future generations. Eventually, the articles from the magazine were produced as a book and thus the Foxfire series was born. Its popularity became a phenomenon that spread far beyond Georgia. Foxfire 11 is the latest addition to the series. Foxfire fans will find much useful in this new volume. Students are still recording in the field details of a life now long passed. The volume covers farm buildings, wit and wisdom, gardens and farming, preserving and cooking food, technology and tools, and more. Most valuable is possibly the section on wild plant uses. Most unusual is the discussion on planting on the right sign (astrology). Purchase where there is an interest in folk culture and back-to-the-land philosophy. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 1999, Random House/Anchor, 313p, illus, 24cm, 99-27305, $15.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Carrie Eldridge; Youth Svcs. Libn., San Juan Island, WA, July 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385494618
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/30/1999
Series:
Foxfire Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
118,405
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.89(d)

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Founded in 1966, FOXFIRE is a nonprofit education organization. Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based approach is advocated through The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center and grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people and culture as essential educational tools.

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Foxfire 11 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, number 11 in a series, is a piece of history and ways of life never researched and recorded in such depth. The project began over 30 years ago with Foxfire 1 when students began researching and interviewing their own relatives. They discovered so much that one book wouldn't cover it all.Each edition is full of stories, recipes, and how-to's of our ancestors. Want to build a log cabin, a spring house, root cellar or kitchen table? It's in one of these. Everything from farming to quilting to making moonshine shared and along with it very colorful tales and stories of the times. This is one book that is not only informative and a delight to read but one I keep on the shelf for future reference. You never know when you are going to need to build that log cabin.
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